With the knowledge served through wide ranges of courses, one uniquely designed course is biotechnology. Biotechnology is practiced by people through ancient times. Grapes to wine, milk to cheese,and dough to bread are examples of science. At Sharda University we provide practical exposure to students about biotechnology.
What is biotechnology?
Biotechnology is the research-oriented science including a fusion of biology and technology. Biotechnology can be applied in developing various vaccines, medicines and diagnostics, improving energy production and conservation and increasing productivity. As the knowledge in the life – sciences has exploded during the last two decades, the central application fields of biotechnology include pharmaceutical industry, medicine, farming, nutrition and environmental technology as well as the techniques i.e. genetic engineering, cell culture techniques, cultivation of microorganisms.
What are the career opportunity in biotechnology?
A biotechnologist can get into government institutes and organizations, such as Department of Biotechnology (DBT), and Rajiv Gandhi Center for Development of Education, Science and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram. Other fields include agriculture, dairy and horticulture institutes. Pharmaceutical companies like Dabur, Ranbaxy, Hindustan Lever, and Dr. Reddy’s Labs, and many more.
Food processing industry, chemical industry, and the textile industry are the other areas where one can look for the jobs. Hindustan Lever, Thapar Group, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Biocon India Ltd., IDPL, Hindustan Antibiotics, etc. are some of the big companies that employ biotechnologists. The factors for remuneration depend upon academic qualification, institute or university from which the degree is attained and the level of work experience.
There is an immense possibility of getting jobs in this field as the demand for biotechnologists is growing in India as well as in abroad. It is estimated that more than 6000 biotechnologists of top skill are required in India as per the survey made by the Human Resource Development Ministry.
It is an interdisciplinary branch of science that is rapidly gaining significance there is big scope in India:
- Bioprocess engineering
- Beverage industry
- Stem cell techniques
- Gene therapy
- Genetic engineering
- Tissue culture
- Enzyme engineering
- Photosynthetic efficiency, etc.
How does the syllabus sync with Industry Demands?
The syllabus focuses for different industry like Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Floriculture, Herbal Medicine, Healthcare, Clinical, etc and accordingly different subjects are included in the courses either as Core subjects or as Elective subjects. For industry exposure students are taken to different industries like Yakult factory Sonepat, Harayana in 2014, Mother Diary, Delhi (2015),etc.
Some of the following subjects which are designed according to Industrial needs are:
- Biophysics in Biological Sciences
- Biopharmaceuticals- Sciences
- Current Advances in Toxicology
- Basic Plant Biotechnology
- Recombinant DNA Technology
- Clinical industry
- Stem Cells
- Bio nanotechnology – Clinical Data Management and clinical Trials
- In 2013, 20 B.Tech students of the Department have been selected by: Cryobanks International and Lal Path lab.
- In 2014, 32 B.Tech students of the Department have been selected by: Cryobanks International
- Five students have been placed at Lifecell International. It is India’s first and largest Stem Cell bank.
- In January 2015, 25 B.Tech students of the Department have been selected by Cryobanks International.
Our Student’s Achievement
Nilisha Pokhrel (2011-2014)
She got selected in Marquette University as a PhD in Biological science student from August 2015.Marquette University has offered her Teaching Assistant position with tuition scholarship of $18,900, stipend of $22,588 and partial health insurance of $1,600 bringing the total amount of scholarship to $43,088 for one academic year.
Sabin Dhakal (2011-2014)
He is selected in South Asian University, New Delhi, where he got President Fellowship, as well as he scored First Rank in Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University in all India combined entrance test for M Sc Biotechnology with Fellowship, He got selected in JNU, New Delhi campus.
Mahrukh Praveez (2012-2016)
She is doing her training at Advance Ceramics group, Bremen University, Germany.
Tanu Sharma (2011-12)
A Student of M.Sc (Biotech) achieved Inspired Fellowship of Central University of Rajasthan and is presently pursuing her Ph.D work in the same university.
We at Sharda University regularly update the course structure to help our students to understand the interdisciplinary nature of Biotechnology subject. Biotechnology is a wide-ranging and practical field that involves the application of science and technology to living organisms. It is the science of using biological processes for industrial and other purposes. Students develop an understanding of the role played by biotechnology in improving health care for human beings, of biological processes to industries, of biological phenomenon in nature and the contribution of biotechnology to human welfare to develop scientific attitude towards biological.